I’m envious of people that can eat whatever they want and wash their face whenever they please without getting a single breakout.
I mean, I really don’t understand how someone like me, a person who sticks to a daily skin-routine, wears sunscreen and eats healthy, can get a gigantic breakout by sneezing at the wrong time while people that do absolutely nothing to take care of their skin look like Julianne Hough. Situations like these are ones that make me question the kind of world we live in.
It’s just not fair.
To make sure that you’re not being misguided, I do want you to know that my skin has never been ‘bad.’ In fact, I don’t break out often but whenever I do… it’s horrific! I get those ginormous zits that are impossible to cover up. To make things even worst, I have the whitest skin that you can imagine, so all my red pimples are noticeable from a mile away.
After years of careful examination, I’ve determined that the problem with my skin is that it reflects every minor change in my lifestyle. For example, if I eat a bag of gummy worms when I haven’t eaten processed sugar in a while, my skin will show. If I’m stressed out about an exam or a deadline, my skin will reflect that. I seriously can’t get away with anything.
Also, I’ve noticed that my skin is extremely sensitive. It will scar easily under the sun or with processed facial scrubs. So, knowing that I can’t use supermarket products to cleanse my skin, I’ve turned to natural solutions that have worked extremely well for me.
If you’ve been nodding throughout this blog and can relate to my situation because you’ve been there, I suggest that you try the following items…
- Raw African Black Soap (Bar or Paste)
- Moisturizing Tea Tree Oil
- Tea Tree Oil Scrub
- Baking Soda
- Apple Cider
- Water & Healthy Diet
African Black Soap
I came across this item recently after reading an article online. Once I’ve read the reviews and watched a couple of YouTube videos, I decided to give it a try. Thank God that I did because this product is LIT!
To give you the rundown, I use this product twice a day (morning & night time). If you get the paste (like me), put a little bit in the palm of your hand with some water, rub your hands together until it turns to soap and then wash your face throughout. The black soap dries your skin tremendously, so make sure to moisturize!
Moisturizing Tea Tree Oil & Scrub
I’ve been using tea tree oil as a moisturizer and spot treatment for a while. For my kind of skin, it has worked extremely well. Recently, I found the tea tree oil scrub at ULTA (yes, it’s a bit pricey but so worth it), which I’ve been using to exfoliate once a week.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider
I like to use baking soda every now and then to exfoliate once a week. I tend to limit my use of it because it tends to dry my skin more than I would like. Regarding the apple cider, I use it as a toner!
Water & Healthy Diet
I don’t know about you, but once I cleaned up my diet and switched from soda to water, my skin cleared up. Obviously, there’s only so much a healthy diet can do for your hormonal breakouts, but it really does help lighten up your skin. It makes it look hydrated and rejuvenated, so I highly recommend making changes in your lifestyle if you’re skin is not as great as you’d like it to be.
Have you tried any of the items I listed?
What tends to work for your skin?
Let me know! I’m always looking for new goodies to try.